Lake Powell can be seen on our
six day tours.
Powell was formed when the Glen Canyon Dam was flooded,
drowning literally hundreds of canyons. Today it is
possible to take a boat through these canyons and see the
colorful rock cliffs and shapes towering from the blue waters.
After Lake Mead,
Lake Powell is the largest man made reservoir in the United
States. With water levels at historic lows, visitors can
see rocks, cliffs and parts of canyons that have not been
visible to the human eye for decades.
The road to Page, the
little town on Lake Powell, takes you through Navajo Nation land,
where you will have the opportunity of sampling fry bread and Navajo
Tacos, while you shop for turquoise jewelry from roadside stands.
Depending on where you're coming from, you may also travel alongside
the Vermilion Cliffs, which radiate amazing colors at sunset and
that Glen Canyon Dam was a huge mistake, drowning, as it did,
approximately 183 miles of canyon country back into Utah. Agree
or not, millions of people every year visit Lake Powell and Page, to
take in the incredible sights of the colorful canyons and rocks
towering from the blue waters. Most Bryce Canyon tours which go
to Lake Powell include a boat ride through the partially submerged
The mountains that
generally provide the snow pack from which Lake Powell gets its water
are in the fifth year of a bad drought. The water level in Lake
Powell is almost 100 feet down from its highpoint (see the picture at
left, above, where the water level normally reaches the top of the
cliffs). This means that there has not been a better time to see
Lake Powell since the area was flooded back in the 1960's.
Contact Bryce Canyon Tours
800 724 7767
(USA) 435 658 2227
Fax: (435) 658 2227
4099 North Old Highway 40
Park City, UT 84060-3441